Death of Jessica Joy Rees

April 8, 1999 - January 5, 2012
Rancho Santa Margarita, California | Age 12

Tween who blogged about cancer dies of brain tumor
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RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California girl who became a nationally recognized face of child cancer with a blog that chronicled her fight against brain tumors has died. Jessica Joy Rees was 12 years old.

Jessica's family announced her death on her Facebook page, stating that her 10-month battle with brain cancer ended Thursday. Tens of thousands of people responded by posting updates to the page in a show of support that includes ...

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